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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- January 26

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Interesting things that happened January 26th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1715 Claude Helvetius, French philosopher
  In 1831 Mary Dodge, writer ('Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates')
  In 1880 Gen. Douglas MacArthur, he did return!
  In 1923 Anne Jeffereys (in North Carolina)
  In 1925 Paul Newman, actor, racer, popcorn & salad dressing mogul
  In 1928 Roger Vadim, director
        + Eartha Kitt (in South Carolina)
  In 1929 Jules Feiffer, cartoonist, humorist, playwright
  In 1931 Mary Murphy
  In 1935 Bob Uecker, sports personality
  In 1944 Angela Davis, social activist
  In 1946 Gene Siskel, movie critic
  In 1957 Eddie Van Halen, guitarist
  In 1958 Ellen DeGeneres, comedian
  In 1961 Wayne Gretzky, hockey player

Events worth noting:
        + Australia Day, celebrated in (where else?) Australia.
        + Indian Republic Day
  In 1788 Sydney, Australia becomes 1st settlement by British colonists.
  In 1815 U.S. government buys Thomas Jefferson's library (6487 books).
  In 1837 Michigan becomes the 26th state.
  In 1838 The first prohibition law in the U.S. is passed in Tennessee.
  In 1841 Hong Kong was proclaimed a sovereign territory of Britain.
  In 1861 Louisiana becomes the sixth state to secede.
  In 1875 An electromagnetic dental tool is patented by Dr. George Green.
  In 1905 The 3106-carat Cullinan diamond, the world's largest, is found.
  In 1907 US Congress passed the Tillman Act, prohibiting corporations from
          making monetary contributions to candidates for federal office.
  In 1926 Television is first demonstrated by J.L. Baird in London.
  In 1950 India becomes a republic, ceasing to be a British dominion.
  In 1954 Ground breaking for Disneyland, the Magic Kingdom, in Anaheim, CA.
  In 1961 First woman 'personal physician to the President' - J. G. Travell.
  In 1962 Chubby Checker's "Twist" is declared impure by Bishop Burke.
  In 1972 Vesna Vulovic survives a 33,000 foot fall in bomb-damaged DC-9.
  In 1976 Israel opens the "Good Fence" to Lebanon.
  In 1979 Nelson Rockefeller former VP and 4 time governor of NY died.
  In 1986 Chicago Bears defeat Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl 20.
  In 1995 Shuttle mission STS-63, Discovery, with SPACEHAB-3 is launched.
  In 1998 Intel launches 333 MHz Pentium II chip.

And remember ...
  National Health and Nutrition Month
  National Book Month

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